South Landfill Ridge

Total Miles
5.0

Elevation

1,969.96 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This unmarked trail is part of the trail system in the adobe badlands outside of Montrose, Colorado. This trail is fainter and less ridden than some of the ridge line trails closer to the staging areas. The SW end of the trail dead ends at a power line, making part of the trail an out and back, but part of the trail can be ridden as a loop in connection with the other unnamed trails in the area. There are intersections for trails pretty much at the top and bottom of every adobe hill in this area. Near the SW dead end of the trail, it crosses a wash/ravine with dirt walls and erosion that makes it a drop-off with a lip on it, and is somewhat difficult to cross. It would be easier to go down this wash than up. Much of the trail is made up of ups and downs on the steep adobe hills. The NW end of the trail is also faint as it meets back up with another unnamed road-width trail, and requires some route finding to connect back up. Watch out for hidden ditches that are drop-offs as the trail crosses the flat valley section of the badlands.

Difficulty

The difficulty comes from the steep adobe hill climbs and narrow trail on the ridge lines, but the trail itself is smooth with no rocks and no obstacles.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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Access Description

The Flat Top Peach Valley Recreation Area is a 9,700 acre trail system made up of adobe hills and rocky desert mesas with almost 100 miles of trail, and a couple open riding areas. The main staging areas are Flat Top, Peach Valley, and Elephant Skin Road, but all trails can be accessed from all staging areas. This is a highly trafficked area, especially on weekends, and has lots of blind corners around the adobe hills. It's best to visit in spring and fall to avoid the summer heat and winter snow. There is several days worth of riding here, and it's easy to make a loop of your desired length since all the trails are relatively short and connect easily.

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